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US2040248A
US2040248A US61273832A US2040248A US 2040248 A US2040248 A US 2040248A US 61273832 A US61273832 A US 61273832A US 2040248 A US2040248 A US 2040248A
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US3847263A (en) * 1973-03-06 1974-11-12 X Box English keyboard scheme
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US4211497A (en) * 1974-03-01 1980-07-08 Montgomery Edward B Data input system
US4244659A (en) * 1977-06-01 1981-01-13 Malt Lillian G Keyboard arrangement
US4333097A (en) * 1980-09-12 1982-06-01 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated Visual display terminal without finger repositioning
US4332493A (en) * 1980-06-12 1982-06-01 Harvey Einbinder Ten-finger typewriter keyboards
US4519721A (en) * 1982-07-03 1985-05-28 Gardner Kathleen E Typewriter keyboard layout
WO1985003035A1 (en) * 1984-01-16 1985-07-18 Roy Jeremy Lahr Splittable keyboard for word processing, typing and other information input systems
US4579470A (en) * 1984-04-11 1986-04-01 Cullen Casey Keyboard with keys concentrated in clusters
US4615629A (en) * 1984-04-24 1986-10-07 Power Daniel J Input keyboard
US4669903A (en) * 1985-04-23 1987-06-02 Stuart Herzog Bio-mechanical keyboard structure and method
US4913573A (en) * 1987-02-18 1990-04-03 Retter Dale J Alpha-numeric keyboard
US4917516A (en) * 1987-02-18 1990-04-17 Retter Dale J Combination computer keyboard and mouse data entry system
US4927279A (en) * 1984-03-14 1990-05-22 Morgan Ruth B Keyboards for homes
US5003301A (en) * 1986-05-12 1991-03-26 Romberg Harvey D Key arrangement and method of inputting information from a key arrangement
US5124702A (en) * 1987-06-30 1992-06-23 Ardenne Robertus A M Van Keyboaard for a word typewriter
US5166669A (en) * 1986-05-12 1992-11-24 Romberg Harvey D Key arrangements and methods of use
US5352050A (en) * 1992-07-27 1994-10-04 Choate John I M Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and ease of transition from a QWERTY keyboard
US5498088A (en) * 1992-07-27 1996-03-12 Choate; John I. M. Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and ease of transition from a qwerty keyboard
US5557299A (en) * 1994-05-04 1996-09-17 Kidtech, Inc. Method and apparatus for a learning styled computer keyboard
US5584588A (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-12-17 Harbaugh; Gary B. Computer keyboard layout
US5610602A (en) * 1992-08-18 1997-03-11 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard and method for producing
US5673040A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-09-30 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5689253A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-11-18 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5836705A (en) * 1992-07-27 1998-11-17 Choate; John I. M. Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and data entry and to ease transition from a qwerty keyboard
US5847697A (en) * 1995-01-31 1998-12-08 Fujitsu Limited Single-handed keyboard having keys with multiple characters and character ambiguity resolution logic
WO1999006216A1 (en) * 1997-07-29 1999-02-11 Arthur George Pittard Computer keyboard with different letter layout
US5936555A (en) * 1997-01-28 1999-08-10 Zagnoev; Ari Combined keyboard and mouse employing conventional typing keys
US5936556A (en) * 1997-07-14 1999-08-10 Sakita; Masami Keyboard for inputting to computer means
US5993089A (en) * 1997-02-03 1999-11-30 Burrell, Iv; James William 8-bit binary code for use as an 8-dot braille arrangement and data entry system and method for 8-key chordic binary keyboards
US6444888B1 (en) 2001-03-23 2002-09-03 Vandruff Dean Musical computer keyboard apparatus and method
US6632038B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2003-10-14 Douglas Trotman Keyboard arrangement for easy acquisition of typing skills
WO2004040429A2 (en) * 2002-10-29 2004-05-13 Rike Wedding A faster, practical keyboard
US20050180794A1 (en) * 2000-01-21 2005-08-18 Parkinson John V. Keyboard improvements that can be implemented
US7008127B1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2006-03-07 Kurriss Francis N Keyboard configuration system
US20060279532A1 (en) * 2005-06-14 2006-12-14 Olszewski Piotr S Data input device controlled by motions of hands and fingers
US20080122658A1 (en) * 2004-04-27 2008-05-29 Salman Majeed D Reduced Keypad For Predictive Input
US20080145127A1 (en) * 2006-10-10 2008-06-19 Hang Yu Liu Book-shaped, back-typing, ergonomic computer keyboard
US20080304892A1 (en) * 2004-07-29 2008-12-11 Paul Lloyd Baker Keyboard for a Handheld Computer Device
US20090138637A1 (en) * 2007-11-28 2009-05-28 Kinesis Corporation Computer keyboard
US20090153369A1 (en) * 2006-01-04 2009-06-18 Iron Will Creations. Inc. Apparatus and method for inputting information
US20090273567A1 (en) * 2008-05-02 2009-11-05 Milley Milton E Computing Device Keyboard
US20100156677A1 (en) * 2004-04-27 2010-06-24 Varia Llc Reduced keypad for multi-tap input
US20100266323A1 (en) * 2005-10-15 2010-10-21 Byung Kon Min Clock face keyboard
US7828489B1 (en) 2005-01-27 2010-11-09 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard with a pair of pivotable keying modules
USRE43485E1 (en) 2007-11-27 2012-06-26 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard
US8289684B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2012-10-16 Kinesis Corporation Computer keyboard
US8426713B1 (en) * 2011-09-27 2013-04-23 Philip Sardo Type piano
WO2014088788A1 (en) * 2012-12-03 2014-06-12 Paul Streitz Data entry keyboard
US9176591B2 (en) 2009-09-16 2015-11-03 Prem Kumar Nair Data entry device (DED)
US9910510B1 (en) 2017-07-30 2018-03-06 Elizabeth Whitmer Medical coding keyboard

Cited By (65)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3847263A (en) * 1973-03-06 1974-11-12 X Box English keyboard scheme
US4211497A (en) * 1974-03-01 1980-07-08 Montgomery Edward B Data input system
US4031993A (en) * 1974-10-01 1977-06-28 Pitney-Bowes, Inc. Electronic embossing machine
US4244659A (en) * 1977-06-01 1981-01-13 Malt Lillian G Keyboard arrangement
US4332493A (en) * 1980-06-12 1982-06-01 Harvey Einbinder Ten-finger typewriter keyboards
US4333097A (en) * 1980-09-12 1982-06-01 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated Visual display terminal without finger repositioning
US4519721A (en) * 1982-07-03 1985-05-28 Gardner Kathleen E Typewriter keyboard layout
US4661005A (en) * 1984-01-16 1987-04-28 Creative Associates Spittable keyboard for word processing, typing and other information input systems
WO1985003035A1 (en) * 1984-01-16 1985-07-18 Roy Jeremy Lahr Splittable keyboard for word processing, typing and other information input systems
US4927279A (en) * 1984-03-14 1990-05-22 Morgan Ruth B Keyboards for homes
US4579470A (en) * 1984-04-11 1986-04-01 Cullen Casey Keyboard with keys concentrated in clusters
US4615629A (en) * 1984-04-24 1986-10-07 Power Daniel J Input keyboard
US4669903A (en) * 1985-04-23 1987-06-02 Stuart Herzog Bio-mechanical keyboard structure and method
US5166669A (en) * 1986-05-12 1992-11-24 Romberg Harvey D Key arrangements and methods of use
US5003301A (en) * 1986-05-12 1991-03-26 Romberg Harvey D Key arrangement and method of inputting information from a key arrangement
US4917516A (en) * 1987-02-18 1990-04-17 Retter Dale J Combination computer keyboard and mouse data entry system
US4913573A (en) * 1987-02-18 1990-04-03 Retter Dale J Alpha-numeric keyboard
US5124702A (en) * 1987-06-30 1992-06-23 Ardenne Robertus A M Van Keyboaard for a word typewriter
US5689253A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-11-18 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5673040A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-09-30 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5498088A (en) * 1992-07-27 1996-03-12 Choate; John I. M. Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and ease of transition from a qwerty keyboard
US5352050A (en) * 1992-07-27 1994-10-04 Choate John I M Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and ease of transition from a QWERTY keyboard
US5836705A (en) * 1992-07-27 1998-11-17 Choate; John I. M. Keyboard arrangement to maximize typing speed and data entry and to ease transition from a qwerty keyboard
US5610602A (en) * 1992-08-18 1997-03-11 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard and method for producing
US5557299A (en) * 1994-05-04 1996-09-17 Kidtech, Inc. Method and apparatus for a learning styled computer keyboard
US5847697A (en) * 1995-01-31 1998-12-08 Fujitsu Limited Single-handed keyboard having keys with multiple characters and character ambiguity resolution logic
US5584588A (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-12-17 Harbaugh; Gary B. Computer keyboard layout
US5936555A (en) * 1997-01-28 1999-08-10 Zagnoev; Ari Combined keyboard and mouse employing conventional typing keys
US5993089A (en) * 1997-02-03 1999-11-30 Burrell, Iv; James William 8-bit binary code for use as an 8-dot braille arrangement and data entry system and method for 8-key chordic binary keyboards
US5936556A (en) * 1997-07-14 1999-08-10 Sakita; Masami Keyboard for inputting to computer means
WO1999006216A1 (en) * 1997-07-29 1999-02-11 Arthur George Pittard Computer keyboard with different letter layout
US20050180794A1 (en) * 2000-01-21 2005-08-18 Parkinson John V. Keyboard improvements that can be implemented
US6444888B1 (en) 2001-03-23 2002-09-03 Vandruff Dean Musical computer keyboard apparatus and method
US20040086315A1 (en) * 2001-12-19 2004-05-06 Trotman Douglas L. Keyboard arrangement for easy acquisition of typing skills
US6932525B2 (en) * 2001-12-19 2005-08-23 Douglas L. Trotman Keyboard arrangement for easy acquisition of typing skills
US6632038B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2003-10-14 Douglas Trotman Keyboard arrangement for easy acquisition of typing skills
WO2004040429A3 (en) * 2002-10-29 2004-08-19 Rike Wedding A faster, practical keyboard
WO2004040429A2 (en) * 2002-10-29 2004-05-13 Rike Wedding A faster, practical keyboard
US7008127B1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2006-03-07 Kurriss Francis N Keyboard configuration system
US20060147239A1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2006-07-06 Francis Kurriss Keyboard configuration system
US7104711B2 (en) 2003-03-31 2006-09-12 Francis Kurriss Keyboard configuration system
US8890719B2 (en) 2004-04-27 2014-11-18 Varia Holdings Llc Reduced keypad for multi-tap input
US20080122658A1 (en) * 2004-04-27 2008-05-29 Salman Majeed D Reduced Keypad For Predictive Input
US20100156677A1 (en) * 2004-04-27 2010-06-24 Varia Llc Reduced keypad for multi-tap input
US8200866B2 (en) * 2004-04-27 2012-06-12 Varia Holdings Llc Reduced keypad for a mobile communication device for predictive input
US20080304892A1 (en) * 2004-07-29 2008-12-11 Paul Lloyd Baker Keyboard for a Handheld Computer Device
US8033744B2 (en) 2004-07-29 2011-10-11 Paul Lloyd Baker Keyboard for a handheld computer device
US7828489B1 (en) 2005-01-27 2010-11-09 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard with a pair of pivotable keying modules
US20060279532A1 (en) * 2005-06-14 2006-12-14 Olszewski Piotr S Data input device controlled by motions of hands and fingers
US8459885B2 (en) 2005-10-15 2013-06-11 Byung Kon Min Clock face keyboard
US20100266323A1 (en) * 2005-10-15 2010-10-21 Byung Kon Min Clock face keyboard
US20090153369A1 (en) * 2006-01-04 2009-06-18 Iron Will Creations. Inc. Apparatus and method for inputting information
US8858103B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2014-10-14 Kinesis Corporation Computer keyboard with first and second modules having adjustable angle
US8289684B2 (en) 2006-04-19 2012-10-16 Kinesis Corporation Computer keyboard
US20080145127A1 (en) * 2006-10-10 2008-06-19 Hang Yu Liu Book-shaped, back-typing, ergonomic computer keyboard
USRE43485E1 (en) 2007-11-27 2012-06-26 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard
US20090138637A1 (en) * 2007-11-28 2009-05-28 Kinesis Corporation Computer keyboard
US8894305B2 (en) 2007-11-28 2014-11-25 Kinesis Corporation Support accessory for split keyboard
US8454254B2 (en) 2007-11-28 2013-06-04 Kinesis Corporation Support accessory for split keyboard
US20090273567A1 (en) * 2008-05-02 2009-11-05 Milley Milton E Computing Device Keyboard
US9176591B2 (en) 2009-09-16 2015-11-03 Prem Kumar Nair Data entry device (DED)
US8426713B1 (en) * 2011-09-27 2013-04-23 Philip Sardo Type piano
WO2014088788A1 (en) * 2012-12-03 2014-06-12 Paul Streitz Data entry keyboard
US9933857B2 (en) 2012-12-03 2018-04-03 Paul Francis Streitz Data entry keyboard
US9910510B1 (en) 2017-07-30 2018-03-06 Elizabeth Whitmer Medical coding keyboard

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